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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1969
Vol. 93, No. 14
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Members of the moratorium steering committee are (left to right)
student senate at Wesleyan; Mike Shonsy, NU coordinator,
oratorium m arch
The Vietnam moratorium steering
committee announced Wednesday the
route of a planned peace march and
the names of speakers to take part
in the Oct. 15 protest.
The committee said tn a press con
ference that the march will begin at
Love Library and follow 13th street
in ASUN positions
ASUN senate Wednesday ratified
the seven student members of the
Council on Student Life.
The students Included Lee Harris,
Ed Icenogle and John Lonnquist. Also
selected for the Council were Rich
Page, Randy Trier, Vern Slaughter
and Lynn Webster.
Bill Chaloupka as ASUN president,
Four Unlvenlty of
Nebraska freshmen have
been selected to represent
Nebraska at tho 1J70 Na
tlonal 4-H Conference in
. Washington D.C. April 19-24.
The delegate!! are: Janet
Llbul, Lexington: Marlene
Timmerman, Paplllion: Don
Tlmms, Lyons; and Calvin
They have been selected to
represent the state's 39,000 4
II members on the basis of
their past records and their
performance In personal In
terviews. The annual conference will
explore the future of 4-H and
many Issues confronting
Miss Libal, a home
economics major, has been
In 4-11 for 10 years and has
received first prize In the
. state demonstration contest.
An eleven-year club
member, Miss Tlmmermann
was recently selected
Nebraska 4-H Queen at tho
Ak-Sar-Uen Livestock Show,
and the outstanding
Teenager of Nebraska.
Don Timm, an agriculture
education major and 4-H
member for 10 years, has
been a state winner In
' citizenship. He also was
' selected as an outstanding
Teenager of America.
Calvin Williams, an eleven
year 4-H member and an
agronomy major, has won
the state conservation award
and a na'.lonal conservation
The conference Is
sponsored bv the Cooperative
; 1 Extension Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture,
una Land Grant Universities
'in conjunction with the Na
tional 4-H Foundation. The
Nebraska delegates are sup-
Milled by a grunt from
to K street, then turn to the Capitol
where a vigil and memorial service
for the war dead will take place.
The major campus activities will
begin at 1 p.m .on the north lawn
of Love Library. (See schedule on
is also a member of the Council.
Nominees were chosen from over 50
applicants, according to Chaloupka.
The candidates were Interviewed by
a committee of senators before selec
tions were made,
Slaughter and Webster were
selected to serve two years on the
Council. The remaining appointees
will serve one-year terms.
In other business, a resolution to
set up procedures for the review of
ASUN-approved organizations was
considered. The resolution gives
ASUN the power to call any group
receiving senate funds to account for
Its actions. The measure also allows
the senrte to examine the actions of
Senator Randy Prler, the resolu
tion's sponsor, explained that It Is a
means of accounting for ASUN spent
money. It also provides a way for
the senate to have some control on
the organizations beneath It, he said.
After discussion, the motion was
A resolution was passed to inform
the Administration of the senate's
discontent over the fact that there
was no student representation In the
preparation of the booklet "Expec
tations for University Students" which
vm presented to all University
students this fall.
The World on Revolution conference
was allocated $3,000 after Ron Alex
ander, ASUN Conference coordinator,
reported that plans for the event are
A resolution to allocate $500 to the
potltloal action committee was deem
ed major legislation and tabled for
one week when questions of the bill's
legality were raised.
The work of political action com
mittee Is to focus on the election of
a Regent or Regents who will be In
tune with the students' s e 1 f
determination at the University Of
sponsor Senator 1
the vacant i
the Draft Counseling Service. Vietnam
Moratorium Committee, Nebraska
Physical Therapy Association and
University of Nebraska Review.
Glen Wees was appointed ASUN
Diane Thelsen, ASUN 1st vkc
president announced that the position
of ASUN Director of Records Is still
not filled. There are also positions
oKn on the ASUN parking committee
and student court, she said.
according to resolution- f T , y ..
Dan Law or. A m.t i ,!,.... : : -"v - 4 jffcvW
unanimously passea a , Y m. . V-:." ' -. . ZLi-r
to cancel the Oct. 13 senate . '.Jk ' '.JS-;-!
because of the Vietnam KfJk, W!H'.J.4'! , ir -m'yZZ" ''" .
was elected to fill f V ' ' V Vifl4 - ' " ; i. VW
senate seat In the graduate T. o - .t' ' ' 'A"- -".i Ul't
apmoval was given to I ci-ff 1 Vi ? . ' - ' . ' ..'t' ZZ' 'f
Bob Blankenship, president of the
and Dan Schlitt of NU.
The Fay Hogan Experiment, an
Omaha rock group; the Friends of
Old Time Music, a country western
band; and the Gentle Minds, a folk
group; plus individual folk singers will
start the events.
A program of faculty and student
speakers will follow. The speakers will!
Include Dr. Edgar Pearlstein and Dr.
William Campbell of . the physics
department; Dr. Robert Narvoson of
English; Dr. Ivan Volgyos of political
science; and Dr. Loren Casement
from the economics department.
Alan Slporin, Moratorium com
mittee spokesman, and Dr. Robert
Keohane of the National Moratorium
committee will also speak.
The program will be conducted In
Hyde Park style with a microphone
for audience participation. The march
will follow the speaker program.
The University of Nebraska ac
tivities will conclude that evening with
a teach-in on Vietnam in tho union.
The committee further emphasized
the Importance of wider community
support for the moratorium. A canva
ssing of the Lincoln community for
support of the moratorium will be
conducted prior to October 15.
A meeting of interested local
businessmen and the committee was
held Wednesday night to enlist the
support of the business community.
Grubby threads . .
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Lounges cause split . . .
A split Is developing In the In
terdormitory Association (IDA) over
the question of coeducational lounges
in residence halls but the problem
goes far deeper than that.
"The issue of coed lounges
precipitated this split," said Barry
Pilger, vice president of IDA. "But
it involves something more fun
damental. The real question is if IDA
is doing what it can and should be
Certain factions within IDA are
unhappy with not only the lounge
proposal but with the indecision and
inaction IDA has exhibited over other
significant issues this semester.
At one point this semester,
dissatisfaction ran so deep among
students opposed to the coed lounge
proposal that the formation of a new
dorm organization in opposition to
IDA was considered, according to
Norm Thorson, president of Harper
Hall. That idea was judged impossible
Pilger summed up the feelings of
any dormitory residents and IDA
'icials by saying, "What IDA needs
The controversial proposal, ap
proved last spring by IDA and nearly
two weeks ago by the Board of
Regents, would allow coed visiting In
dormitory floor lounges during certain
hours on certain days.
IDA votes Thursday evening on the
Issue and Pilger indicated there is
some chance th proposal will be
"Some people think that coed
lounges are heaven," he said. "I don't
feel that way."
Thorson termed the coed lounges
"worthless things, a giant step
backward and rather hideous."
Pilger and Thorson, as well as a
number of other students, feel that
coed lounges will delay full coed
visitation for several years.
Even more Important Is the case
of Schramm Haiti. Schramm Hall,
which has never been a member of
IDA, could be one of the dorms in
volved in the lounge experiment if
the proposal is implemented.
"IDA approved the concept of coed
lounges without ever saying which
dorms should be included in the ex
periment," Pilger said. "Somewhere
along the chain of command, the
names of Schramm, Smith and Abel
South Hallis were put into the pro
posal." It appears In the proposal that
Schramm's participation was ap-"
proved by IDA, which is not true.
IDA was bypassed In the decision of
which dorms would participate.
Despite the fact that Schranun pays
and golden needles
no IDA dues nor did any of the work
on the coed lounge proposal, the dorm
will enjoy fruits of the experiment.
The Schramm problem illustrates the
lack of power and influence of IDA,
"What we want to do is make IDA
an organization that acts on
something meaningful," Thorson said.
"At present, IDA is afraid to take
a stand on important issues."
Thorson and Pilger admitted that
IDA is capable of doing "good little
For Instance, IDA was responsible
for getting the concept of the con
tinental breakfast in dormitories ap
proved last year. Dorm students who
do not choose to get up in time for
regular breakfast hours can have
coffee and rolls after regular
"This is fine," Thorson said. But,
by Carol Anderson
Ncbraskan Staff Writer
Students on the curriculum com
mittee of the College of Arts and
Sciences will work this year to expand
the pass-fail system, simplify the
registration procedure and make
recommendations to the faculty
modifying science and language re
quirements. These plans were outlined by Don
Stenberg, chairman of Arts and
Sciences student advisory board and
one of the three student committee
The committee Tuesday discussed
possible changes in the Group E
science requirement. Currently tlu'ee
semesters of math or science are re
quired, but the college catalogue does
not stipulate a laboratory.
"Labs were just assumed because
all science courses had them," said
Dr. Walter Bruning, assistant dean
of Arts and Sciences. But since
Physics 61, a lab-less course for non
majors, was instituted this semester
labs can no longer be assumed
necessary, he said, and the Arts and
Science requirements need clarifica
tion. Student members' views on th
issue were polarized, Bruning said.
"One student who is a physics ma
jor thought labs should not be re
quired at all, while another student
who has had some science thought
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is IDA also willing to take on the
really important things?"
Coed visitation Is one of the really
important things, he indicated. But
even more Important is that students
have the decision-making power and
machinery available to them.
"As long as I've been in school,
IDA has been operated on about the
same plateau," Thorson said. "We
hope it ;an become more influential."
While there Is a definite faction In
IDA which opposes the coed lounge
proposal and thinks IDA must become
more meaningful and relevant, there
is another group that strongly backs
the proposal and remains confident
of the influence of IDA.
"There are a few minor complica
tions with the proposal, but I think
we will iron them out and approve
the proposal," commented Brad
Brooks, president of Abel Hall.
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labs should be required la all threa
courses," he explained.
A proposal by Mary Lynn Nelson,
a student committee member, to
modify the science requirement to one
lab course and two non-lab courses
Bruning emphasized that the cur
riculum committee cannot determine
group requirements but can only
make recommendations to the faculty.
One problem with this arrangement,
Bruning said, Is that the entire faculty
meets only a few times a year.
. The student members of the com
mittee are In favor of expanding the
pass-fail system. Bruning and Dr.
John Robinson, associate dean of Arts
and Sciences and faculty advisor to
the Arts and Sciences advisory board,
also favor expanding the program.
Bruning cited as evidence of needed
revision the fact that no course can
be taken on pass-fall if It is used
to satisfy a group requirement. Thus
only electlves can be taken on pass
fail. How did students finally obtain a
voting say in the courses they take?
Student voting membership on tha
Arts and Sciences curriculum com
mittee came last February when tha
committee was whittled from 22
faculty members to nine. The sugges
tion originated with faculty members
of the Arts and Sciences Council. So
far, Arts and Sciences Is tho only
college with voting students on its
Bruning described student
participation on the committee as
"excellent and resiwnslble. They ara
far from a silent voice."
An example of student initiative, ho
said, was a proposal made last spring
to institute an Interdisciplinary field
of study which would qualify as a
major. The proposal is still on tho
table, he added.
Student members also helped
organize the summer reading pro
gram which was first Implemented,
this summer. Some 220 students
participated and earned three hours
credit, Stenberg said. An economics
course and six English courses were
Students met with their instructors
in May to formulate summer reading
lists and in September for discussions
and an exam. Stenberg said he hopes
the program will be expanded next
summer to Include more courses and
Stenberg Is not as satisfied with
student participation on the com
mittee as Pruning. "We still have to
get organized," he explained, "but
we're active in discussion."
He described attitudes of student
members as "moderate to libcrul"
and the faculty members as "pretty
progressive" although Stenberg said
the faculty "has many concerns to
worry about, and sometimes things
get tied up In faculty politics."
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Innocents' Protege Program is Tues
day, Oct. 14. Applications are avail
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returned to the Innocents' mailbox
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